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New to Streaming This Week (7/5/21), Including ‘Leverage: Redemption’ and ‘This Way Up’

Fern Siegel

IMDb TV’s Leverage: Redemption brings the Hitter, the Hacker, the Grifter and the Thief back together, teamed with a new tech whiz and corporate fixer, to destroy a new kind of villain. Also on the streamer, Sharon Horgan and Aisling Bea star in This Way Up as two sisters with complicated lives who navigate their love affairs and jobs amid ongoing dramas.

The HBO Max much-awaited premiere of Gossip Girl,” nine years after the original series ended, debuts this week. Money, sex and social media visit an elite high-school group.

Monday, July 5

  • Surf’s Up (2007) (Amazon Prime Video) It’s the annual Penguin World Surfing Championship, featuring newcomer Cody Maverick.
  • You Are My Spring” (Netflix) A hotel concierge and a psychiatrist with traumatic childhoods join forces in a murder case.
  • Strangers on a Train” (TCM) In the Hitchcock classic, two men meet on a train and discuss the wisdom of committing each other’s murder request.

Amazon Prime Video

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Starting in the 2022 season, Prime Video offers exclusive live access to NFL’s Thursday Night Football.

Prime Video is included with Amazon Prime for $12.99 per month ($119 per year), or can be purchased on its own for $8.99 per month.

Tuesday, July 6

  • The Defiant Ones” (TCM) Two escaped convicts, white and black, hate each other. But they have to learn to get along to avoid capture. The groundbreaking film stars Tony Curtis and Sidney Poitier.
  • I Think You Should Leave With Tim Robinson:” Season 2 (Netflix) The sketch comedy’s second season guests include Bob Odenkirk, Brooks Wheelan, Gary Richardson, John Early and Julia Butters.

Wednesday, July 7

  • Dr. Stone,” Seasons 1 and 2 (HBO) Anime series in which Senku Ishigami emerges to restore human civilization after a mysterious light turns everyone to stone.
  • Shiva Baby” (HBO) A bisexual college student runs into her sugar daddy and ex-girlfriend at a funeral service.
  • “The Noggins,” Season 1 (Paramount+) Kids learn about jobs and careers with the turquoise noggins.
  • “Cat People” (Netflix) A show about those who love their feline friends.
  • “Science Saves the Day,” Season 1 (Paramount+) Kids learn to ask the big questions about science and its wonders.
  • Big Brother” / “Love Island” – Live Feeds (Paramount+) New residents are in the house and on the island.
  • The Philadelphia Story” (TCM) This screwball comedy saved Katherine Hepburn’s career. She stars as a socialite about to marry again when her real love, first husband Cary Grant, shows up.

Paramount Plus

Paramount+ is a subscription video streaming service that includes on-demand access to 12,000+ TV show episodes including originals Star Trek: Discovery, Nickelodeon’s SpongeBob SquarePants, and MTV’s Laguna Beach. Meet captivating characters, catch up on your favorite sport, explore new worlds in the growing collection of Paramount+.

Previously under the name ‘CBS All Access,’ Subscribers can choose between their Essentials Plan (which includes ads) for $4.99/month, or go commercial-free with their Premium Plan for $9.99/month. Subscribers can add Showtime to either plan for an additional $3/month.

With their Premium Plan, in addition to not having ads, you will also get access to your local CBS affiliate to stream your local news, prime-time line-up, and late-night. You will also be able to download offline and watch select shows in 4K.

With the lower cost “Essential” plan, you will still be able to watch live NFL games, Champions League, and national news – but you will no longer get your local CBS affiliate like the old ad-supported plan.

With their new app, enjoy advanced recommendations, curated homepages, and new content categories while still being able to stream major live sports like NFL, College Football, College Basketball. Sports fans will also appreciate the service’s inclusion of NFL on CBS, PGA Tour, along with every match of UEFA Champions League and Serie A.

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Thursday, July 8

  • My Wife and Kids”: Complete Series (Hulu) Damon Wayans runs his household with his distinct style.
  • Murdoch Mysteries”: Season 13 (Hulu) A dedicated Toronto police detective in the early 20th century uses emerging technologies to solve crimes.
  • Genera+ion”, Season 1 Finale (HBO Max) Teens navigate a new world of sexual and gender fluidity.
  • Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness” (Netflix) The 3D-animated horror-action series takes place between the Resident Evil 4 and Resident Evil 5 games.
  • Gossip Girl”, Series Premiere (HBO Max) The reboot of the popular teen show — a mysterious new girl enters and shakes up a wealthy, high-school clique. The series premiere episode will air as a special on The CW — the network where the original 2007 version of “Gossip Girl” aired — one day after it streams on HBO Max.
  • “Looney Tunes Cartoons” (HBO Max) The show is based on the characters from Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies.

Friday, July 9

  • This Way Up”: Complete Season 2 (Hulu) Two sisters and their complicated lives, starring Sharon Horgan and Aisling Bea.
  • Atypical”: Season 4 (Netflix) A young man on the spectrum faces new adult challenges.
  • Leverage: Redemption” – Season 1 (IMDb TV) Villains beware: a team is in place to take you down, with Gina Bellman (“Coupling”) and Aldis Hodge (“One Night In Miami”) returning in this sequel to the original 2008 TNT series “Leverage.”
  • “Frankie Quinones: Superhomies” (HBO) The comic offers a mix of stand-up and sketch bits.
  • “Luxe Listing Sydney” - Season 1 (Amazon Prime Video) The six-part series follows top realtors selling $200 million worth of high-end Sydney, Australia, real estate.
  • Barb & Star go to Vista Del Mar” (Hulu) Two small-town Midwesterners vacation in Florida and discover adventure, love, and an evil plot.


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It offers a good selection of current TV shows and its ad-supported tier is cheaper than both Netflix and Amazon Prime Video. You will be able to watch most shows from networks like ABC, NBC, Fox, and cable channels like Bravo, USA Network, FXX, FXM, HGTV, and more.

The service has a Limited Commercials plan for $6.99 a month, or you can upgrade to their No Ads plan for $12.99 a month. For $69.99 a month, you can get Hulu Live TV from major cable channels, live locals and regional sports networks.

“Leverage: Redemption” trailer


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